What better name for a quilt block than Yankee Puzzle for my Fourth of July quilt Old Glory.
Here is the how-to for the Yankee Puzzle Quilt Block:
Note: These measurements are for an 8″ block. Sew using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.
- 8 squares 3 1/8″ red
- 8 squares 3 1/8″ white
Use the 8 squares of 3 1/8″ red and white to create 16 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) trimmed down to 2 1/2″. Click here for my tutorial on how to make Half Square Triangles.
Lay out HSTs into the Yankee Puzzle quilt block.
Working in quadrants, sew four 4-patch blocks then sew the four 4-patch blocks into one 4-patch Yankee Puzzle: